• Teodara : The Football sized Emerald

    January 18, 2012 | Posted by

    For once in our lives, we wholeheartedly believe the claim of a once in a lifetime opportunity sale that is being said for this football sized emerald. Easily mistaken for a large watermelon – the 57,500 carat emerald has an appraised value of $1.15 million. However gives its unique character, its hard to say what Teodaro will finally sell for once it goes up on auction.

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    The current owner – Regan Reaney says that there is simply no way to describe the stone and it has to be seen to be believed. The emerald was mined from Brazil , the exact location of which is however kept a secret.

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    Teodaro – a name which owes its origin to a Brazilian word which translates as a gift from gods was found by an individual miner rather than a big company. The final price of the emerald will depend on how much collectors value its rarity. Its hard to expect a similar sized emerald find anywhere else in the world. In terms of world records – the Teodora is actually the fifth largest emerald ever found, but the biggest that’s been cut with facets.

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    The auctioneers – Western star auctions are also pleased as punch to have the emerald. “Its stunning, a thing of beauty and far and above the most precious item we have ever had” , said Western Star Auction owner Mike Odenbach.

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